ROCK THE VOTE!
Voting is an opportunity to promote, protect, and preserve our democracy. Passing up the opportunity to elect representative leadership means we are electing leaders who share the common interests of the people. Elected leaders have great influence on our freedoms. They can choose to protect our rights to a healthy economy, education, healthcare, housing, reproductive and religious freedoms, or they can restrict those rights. They can lead our nation toward righteousness or toward moral disaster.
As Christians, we should stand up and follow the command to fulfill our civic duties (Matthew 22:21). We are called to exerts influence in every sect of society. Jesus himself legitimates the role of government in his command that we should give to Caesar his due and pay taxes (Mark 12:17). Voting and political participation is a way of honoring Jesus’ command.
Voting is not only a right but it is a responsibility. It is the one way every citizen can contribute to a free society in which people can worship, evangelize, provide food for the hungry, clothing to the naked, schools for learning, provision for the poor and justice for all of humanity.
Tuesday, November 6th is the last day to vote in the 2018 Mid-Term Election. Many states have become voting through laws and policies that permit early voting. If you have not already voted, do not allow anything to hinder you from voting on election day. This is the final day to have your voice heard and engage in the political process.
Below are some Tips for Voting on Election Day
· Know your polling place.
· Know your poll hours.
· Know what to bring.
· Educate yourself about your vote.
· Make sure you allow enough time to vote.
· If voting back home through the mail, submit your absentee ballot.
· Remind your friends and family to vote.
Let’s Rock the Vote This Week!